Brexit warning: Commons could still block a no deal (Image: GETTY)
The Tory leadership contender’s comment comes after Parliament blocked Labour’s bid to seize control of its agenda, which could have blocked a no deal exit. Jeremy Corbyn’s plan was to take control of the House of Commons order paper to prevent a new Prime Minister from suspending Parliament to force a no deal Brexit through. The motion was rejected by 309 MPs to 298.
However, the opposition said the defeat was disappointing but believed there was a majority in the Commons against a no deal and it remained "determined to win this fight".
Mr Stewart tweeted: "There is a huge parliamentary majority - which includes me - for stopping no-deal.
“The fact that Labour failed to take control of the order paper today tells you almost nothing about how parliament could block a leader committed to no-deal."
He added: "I voted against the Labour motion today because it was an attempt to take control of the order paper on a blank check.
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Brexit news: Rory Stewart claims no deal Brexit could still be blocked (Image: GETTY)
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“You do not fight the constitutional outrage of proroguing parliament with another unconstitutional step. No-deal must be prevented by government and parliament."
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